The work was made possible through the Rapid Results Health Project, which is funded by the World Bank. RRHP is designed to improve the delivery of high-impact primary health care services through 282 primary health care facilities and to strengthen the capacity and function of the County Health Departments in the Great Upper Nile and Greater Jonglei regions of South Sudan. IMA World Health is contracted by the Ministry of Health as the coordination and service delivery organization for RRHP.
IMA partners resumed RRHP activities in July 2017 after a year-long hiatus that began with the July 2016 crisis and resulted in widespread internal displacement in South Sudan. During the break in activities, nearly half of health facilities were closed, many of those were looted, and reporting from the remaining health facilities was almost nonexistent. Despite these challenges, RRHP was able to reopen health facilities, recruit qualified in-country staff, procure and deliver medicine, rejuvenate the County Health Departments’ data collection and reporting, and support the National Ministry of Health in rolling out the Citizen Engagement and Boma Health Initiative.